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A history of public debt in Australia

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  • Katrina Di Marco

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

  • Mitchell Pirie

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

  • Wilson Au-Yeung

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

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    Abstract

    Understanding debt and its historical trends is important, as the level of debt provides one measure of the strength of public finances. Levels of public sector borrowing fluctuate in line with the economic cycle and the budget position. This paper briefly describes the various measures of debt and trends in government borrowing.

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    Article provided by Treasury, Australian Government in its journal Economic Roundup.

    Volume (Year): (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 1-15

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    Handle: RePEc:tsy:journl:journl_tsy_er_2009_1_1

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    Keywords: fiscal balance; public debt; sovereign debt;

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    1. Chris Aulich & Mark Hughes, 2013. "Privatizing Australian Airports: Ownership, Divestment and Financial Performance," Public Organization Review, Springer, Springer, vol. 13(2), pages 175-184, June.

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